(This category, “Philosophy,” is one that I am going to use to share the philosophies that have guided my life. I have quite a few of them that I have acquired over the years; that have “guided” me on my journey. I often find them enlightening, encouraging, and thought provoking. I offer them for you to take from them what you will…)
This is one of the earliest ones I picked up in UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training), in 1970/’71. It still resonates deep within me…
The Troop Who Rode One In
We should all bear one thing in mind when we talk about a troop who rode one in.
He called upon the sum of all his knowledge and made a judgement. He believed in it so strongly that he knowingly bet his life on it.
That he was mistaken in his judgement is a tragedy… not stupidity. Every supervisor and contemporary who ever spoke to him had an opportunity to influence his judgement.
…and so a little bit of all of us goes in with every troop we lose.